Experience one of the top visitor attractions in York with a trip to York Minster. Regularly voted one of the most popular things to do in York, the Minster is not only an architecturally stunning building but is a place to discover the history of York over the centuries, its artefacts and treasures.

The Minster is open for sightseeing everyday as well as regular services, events and concerts. Please note there are occasions when York Minster is open for services only. Please check our Closures section for sightseeing closures.

Opening Times

For services

Open daily from 7:00am until 6:30pm - for service times, please check the calendar.


For closures

View our calendar of when the Minster is closed


For sightseeing

Monday - Saturday:
Open 9:00am; last entry at 5pm
12.45pm - 5.00pm

In the winter, Tower Trips may be affected by the weather and will only be available on the day.


Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm

Sunday 1pm - 4pm


There are a range of ticket options to suit every visitor, from families to individuals and those wanting to visit more of York's brilliant attractions. For those travelling in a group of 10 or more people, find out about Group Visits.

Plus, your admission ticket to York Minster is valid for 12 months! A free guided tour is included in your admission price, subject to availability. Adult admission starts from just £10 and children under-16 can visit the Minster for free with an adult!

Combined Ticket (Minster and Tower)

Adult - £15
Seniors and Students - £14
Child (ages 8-16*) - £5

*To climb the tower you must be 8+

Minster Only

Adult - £10
Seniors and Students - £9
Child - Free with paying adult*

*valid for up to 4 children visiting the Minster with one adult

UK tax payers may 'Gift Aid' their entrance fee which means that we can claim back 25% of your entrance fee from HM Revenue and Customs.

Did you know?

York Residents: Entrance to the Minster is free with valid identification including: driving licence, utility bill, or proof of York address. Details of the YorkCard scheme are available here

Your Minster ticket includes a free guided tour (subject to availability).

It costs £20,000 a day to run York Minster. Your admission charge directly supports the future of this holy and historic building. In these circumstances we trust you will understand why we charge for entry. No charges are made for those who wish to enter York Minster to pray, light a candle, or attend a service.


Check date
  • Monday 26 January 2015
    Minster closed for the Consecration of the Bishop of Stockport.
  • Tuesday 27 January 2015
    The Chapter House will close from 3.00pm until 5.30pm to prepare for a Holocaust Memorial Day event.
  • Wednesday 28 January 2015
    Quire and East End closed from 10.00am-12.30pm for the memorial service of Rachel Hall. — More info
  • Thursday 29 January 2015
    Minster closing early at 4.30pm (last admission at 3.30pm) for the Minster Choir recording session.
  • Friday 30 January 2015
    Minster closing early at 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm) for the Choir recording session.
  • Monday 2 February 2015
    Minster closed from 9.00am-1.30pm for the Consecration of the Bishop of Burnley.
  • Wednesday 4 February 2015
    The Minster will be closing at 4.30pm (last admissions at 3.30pm) for a recording session for the Minster Choir. — More info
  • Thursday 5 February 2015
    The Minster will be closing at 4.30pm (last admissions at 3.30pm) for a recording session for the Minster Choir. — More info
  • Tuesday 17 February 2015
    Chapter House closed from 10.00am until 3.00pm on the 17th and 19th February for family craft activities.

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